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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums

Dallas Zoological Society

Engaging People & Saving Wildlife

three stars

80.66

650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway Dallas, TX 75203
tel: (469) 554-7500   Web Site
EIN: 75-0964982

Board Leadership
Lois Finkelman
Chair

CEO
Gregg Hudson
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.66 three stars
  Financial 76.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Dallas Zoological Society works to support the Dallas Zoo as an outstanding center of education, entertainment and wildlife conservation. The Society supports this mission through fundraising, volunteerism, promoting public awareness and participation, and enhancing the visitor experience. We exist to broaden support for worldwide conservation efforts by creating an environment which allows our community and visitors to experience dramatic, engaging and diverse presentations for the living plant and animal world through excellent animal management, solid conservation science, research, and dynamic educational programs.

The Dallas Zoological Society works to support the Dallas Zoo as an outstanding center of education, entertainment and wildlife conservation. The Society supports this mission through fundraising, volunteerism, promoting public awareness and participation, and enhancing the visitor experience. We exist to broaden support for worldwide conservation efforts by creating an environment which allows our community and visitors to experience dramatic, engaging and diverse presentations for the living plant and animal world through excellent animal management, solid conservation science, research, and dynamic educational programs.

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Financial

two stars

76.52

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth -10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dallas Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dallas Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dallas Zoological Society (TX) 80.66 three stars
North Carolina Zoological Society (NC) 91.16 four stars
Como Friends (MN) 89.47 three stars
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 86.94 three stars
Oregon Zoo Foundation (OR) 95.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,130,582
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,406,596
   Fundraising Events $895,680
   Related Organizations $146,092
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,578,950
   Program Service Revenue $39,849
Total Primary Revenue $6,618,799
   Other Revenue $-107,628
TOTAL REVENUE $6,511,171
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,035,534
   Administrative Expenses $1,559,212
   Fundraising Expenses $642,025
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,236,771
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,274,400
   
Net Assets $5,255,417

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Marketing Support for Dallas Zoo $1,217,904 40.1%
Membership Activities $1,133,424 37.3%
General Support for Dallas Zoo $430,650 14.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 05/01/2020 80.66 three stars
2018-09 12/01/2019 79.07 two stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 88.08 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 91.87 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 88.21 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 85.85 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 81.98 three stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 81.95 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 86.67 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 90.75 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 92.88 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 98.93 four stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 85.43 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 89.14 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 92.95 four stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 92.16 four stars
2004-09 12/01/2005 77.71 two stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 83.78 three stars
2002-09 10/01/2003 70.90 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-0964982
Name in IRS Master File DALLAS ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code D11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Greggory Hudson President & CEO $385,858

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dallas Zoological Society (TX) 80.66 three stars
Zoo Miami Foundation (FL) 97.73 four stars
The Zoo Society (WA) 89.39 three stars
Oregon Zoo Foundation (OR) 95.00 four stars
Como Friends (MN) 89.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dallas Zoological Society
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203
tel: (469) 554-7500
fax: (214) 942-1009
EIN: 75-0964982

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Board Leadership

Lois Finkelman
Chair

CEO

Gregg Hudson
President, CEO

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